Monday, February 19, 2018

Boycott VISA

by Dick Mac

VISA, the credit card company, offers a card branded by the NRA (National Rifle Association).

The NRA promotes and supports unchecked, limitless private ownership of machine guns.  Machine guns are used only to commit mass murder and have been used in all of the recent school shootings in the United States.

One effective one way to stop the NRA is to boycott their corporate supporters.  If we boycott VISA, we send a message that the NRA is unacceptable to us.

Boycotts work - they always work.


Friday, December 29, 2017

Holiday Greetings this New Years' Eve

by Dick Mac

In order to avoid offending the delicate sensibilities of "conservative" and "libertarian" Americans, for whom anything outside their realm of experience is unacceptable, I said "Merry Christmas" this season, as well as "Happy Holidays."

In reality, I have always said "Merry Christmas" and almost never said "Happy Holidays," but I added the latter to my repertoire to be part of this mysterious conspiracy from which I felt excluded. I even bought a box of Happy Holidays cards and wrote Merry Christmas inside!

I was feeling left out because "conservatives" and "libertarians" go on and on about how we all say Happy Holidays. In reality, every Christian I know says Merry Christmas and every non-Christian I know says Happy Holidays, or Shalom. It's always nice. I love this time of year, because people say nice things like that to total strangers, to each other.

Another phrase that "conservatives" and "libertarians" seem perfectly comfortable with, and have added to the lexicon, is "Grab 'em by the pussy." Not one "conservative" or "libertarian" I know has ever said it is unacceptable. They generally say that the author of the phrase only said it once and the liberal media has blown it out of proportion. Clearly it is not their pussies that have been grabbed or promoted for such grabbing. If it was their pussies being grabbed they might have more to say about it. Most conservatives are so hideous, however, that nobody I know wants to touch them, never mind grab their genitals.

I think "Grab 'em by the pussy" (instead of "Happy New Year") should be used by "conservatives" and "libertarians" for the rest of this holiday season, in order to show how supportive they are of the America they are making great again.

Now that's the holiday spirit!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Crushes

by Dick Mac

The day after Christmas, 2017, a Twitter account I follow tweeted about acting on a crush.  It was posted by a person on whom I have a crush and it made me start to think about what this means to me six decades into life.

I looked-up the word, and found these brief definitions:

/krəSH/ n. informal

  • a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable . . .
  • a burning desire to be with someone who you find very attractive and extremely special.
  • an intense but usually short-lived infatuation.

Historically, I have taken action, usually flirtatious, when discovering someone with whom I am infatuated.  At this age, however, 'having a crush' on someone seems to be less about the opportunity to pursue a potential romantic interest, and is more a heartening reminder that I have great taste in human beings.

I was once in a conversation about why it is that my friends are all smart or beautiful.  You might say that's a stupid conversation, but I was much younger at the time.  I've learned that smart people are more attractive to me than closed-minded people, stylish people are more attractive to me than pretty people, and pretty people are just prettier than other people.

Yes, I do have crushes, and this is today's top ten list:

Barack Obama, politician.  One of the smartest men on the planet.  There is, apparently, no topic about which he cannot expound.  He's recently started appearing in the media again, and for that I am grateful. @BarackObama

Marcella Arguello, comedian.  The smartest woman in comedy today.  A commanding presence and unparalleled wit, combined with style and great politics.  She can be intimidating, but she is usually right. @marcellacomedy

Bettye LaVette, musician. Stylish, beautiful, and hard-working. A voice that should have been blasting from our speakers for the past 60 years.  If you haven't listened, buy a record now, then buy a concert ticket.  You will not be disappointed. @BettyeLaVette

Khiry Shelton, athlete. One of America's best young soccer players. Hard-working, charming, and handsome.  He got little opportunity to show his skills while playing in New York City, and will be missed now that he was traded to Sporting Kansas City. @KhiryShelton

John Leguizamo, actor.  One of the smartest and funniest men on the planet.  Decades into his career, he remains vital and brilliant, and still looks great. @JohnLeguizamo

Colin Kaepernick, athlete and activist.  Politics, style, and guts can be a recipe for disaster or make for a very attractive person. This guy hasn't wavered and my heart skips a beat as he continues his mission of rightousness amd charity. @Kaepernick7

Chris Hardwick, comedian.  When you watch Chris Hardwick, you can see the brilliance spinning behind his eyes; seemingly always a step or two ahead of the conversation.  And he's sorta cute. @hardwick

Justin Trudeau, politician.  When a man with a mind like his, politics that are so right-on, a smile to make his mother proud, and an ass like his, you know that you've found someone special. @JustinTrudeau

Yuka Honda, musician.  The dissolution of Cibo Matto this year reminded me how much I adore this woman.  A commanding presence on stage, a band leader whose attention to detail is obvious during performance, and now married. @YukaCHonda

Thierry Henry, athlete.  The King of France became the King of Football, in 2017.  He remains incrediibly charming, smart, and easy-on-the-eye.  Those of us fortunate to have watched him play during his career got to see one of the greatest and most creative athletes of our times. @ThierryHenry

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Karen Fonseca's Etsy Store

by Dick Mac

Photo from Karen Fonseca's Facebook Page
Karen Fonseca is the woman who made a sticker for her vehicle that read "Fuck Trump and Fuck You for Voting for Him."

Local law enforcement who were too ignorant to actually know the law of the land decided to harass her, so she made a matching sticker for the sheriff.

It seems that the sheriff didn't know about freedom of speech, so when his feelings were hurt he thought he could abuse his power and harass her.  He did, and the harassment continues; but you can support her buy purchasing her stickers and/or t-shirt!

Shop 'til you drop!

Link to Karen Fonseca's Etsy Shop

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

If I Ever Was With A Woman And She Ended Up Being Like Lil Duval, I'd . . .

by Dick Mac

I'd feel really sorry for her, because Lil Duval is a sad little person.

Women are never little pussies like Lil Duvall.  I mean, this guy is a total pussy.  He is so insecure he has to prop up his sad little ego by pretending he would even know how to kill someone.

Used without permission
The sad little Duval was on some tacky broadcast show ("Breakfast Club") when asked what he would do if he was attracted to a person, was having sex with them, and then learned it was a transperson.  You know what this little pussy said?

“This might sound messed up, but I don’t care, she dying.”

He would actually kill this person.

Well, that's what he says.  He doesn't seem like anyone capable of murder, because most little pussies are so afraid of everything they can't ever really enjoy themselves, never mind do something as extreme as commit a murder.

Such a sad little man.

If he is attracted to someone enough to have sex with them, and he is enjoying himself, he would have to kill that person if he learned they were a transperson.

What a sad little man.

He can't even let himself enjoy something he's already enjoying.  Pathetic little creature.  So sad.

Lil Duval is everything that is wrong with the fragile male psyche:  "I like this, this feels good, I dig this person, I am having a great time!  Oh no, what will somebody think if they find out?  I have to kill this person."

Lil Duval, you are a sorry little piece of shit who should grow a backbone.  If you like something, and nobody is being hurt, then why does your shitty little ego get all bent out of shape because of what some other little shitty bigot might think of you?

You little bitch.

Washington Post: ‘I don’t care, she dying’: Comedian Lil Duval says he would kill a sexual partner if he learned she was a transgender woman

PS:  When people became outraged, he asked why we were all "fake caring"?